Our volunteers work to pull together partners, other volunteers and private landowners for these one-of-a-kind events in the hopes those experiences will spark a life-long passion for the outdoors and our hunting heritage.
You want your kids or even your grandkids to embrace the outdoors, right? Unfortunately, countless distractions seize their attention. If you want to compete and forward the goals above consider implementing these 10 activities to hook kids on the outdoors.
The 2018 Spring Hunt Guide provides you with all the useful information needed for turkey hunting in your state, plus public land recommendations from NWTF regional biologists. Each recommendation includes specifics on conservation-related work with wild turkeys, and other game animals, in mind.
If the author’s fly-down hunt blows up, he typically stays put until about 9:30 a.m. Then, he’ll start slowly covering ground to locate a lonely gobbler. Almost 80 percent of the birds he’s killed the past few years have come after the first two hours of daylight, and more than half of those were taken from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m.
This Kansas longbeard never gobbled during his approach, but drumming from behind the hunter gave him away. Paying attention to nonverbal clues can spell the difference between a successful day and a blown opportunity.
Today it is easier than ever to keep a journal. Smartphone technology teamed with specialized apps gives you a publishing company in the palm of your hands. Sure, you can keep a journal the Lewis and Clark way with handwritten notes, but smartphone portability gives you the freedom to take your journal right into the field.
I walked in darkness through a 20-year-old pine plantation. On the other side was a 3-acre pond and beyond it, my destination. The large steel building looming in the predawn light was where my friend Gary Ganas and his wife, Sandy, called home. No lights were visible.